Willow River kids excited for Empty Bowl fundraiser, which will support families in need during the holidays

Willow River students excited about Empty Bowl event

Students in Willow River are finishing up about 60 bowls to sell at an upcoming Empty Bowl fundraiser.

5th and 6th grade students at Willow River are pretty proud of their pottery.

We stopped in to visit with a 5th grade group on Wednesday, as they were painting the glaze on.

“The fun part is the glazing,” shared Bella Lemke. “It was kind of challenging smoothing out the clay.”

“It was kind of hard, to make sure it wasn’t too thick or thin, especially on the bottom,” Kendra Kost told us.

They’ve made about 60 bowls to sell during their first ever Willow River Area Schools Empty Bowl fundraiser.

“I’m excited for people to buy the bowls,” Kori Romanowski added.

Bowls are going to be $10 each, and they come with a free cup of soup!

Proceeds will go to the school’s Adopt-a-Family project, which supports families in need during the holidays.

“I know it’s about helping people who are struggling around Christmas,” Chesney Hanson told us.

Their teacher, Mrs. Elizabeth McComb, is also an artist. She is a working potter, with a business in Moose Lake.

“One day out of the blue, I was like, Oh my gosh. I could take that normal Christmas gift out of clay and turn it into something that can help the community, and help our school’s Adopt-a-Family. This would be perfect!” McComb told us.

She’s very proud of how the bowls have turned out so far.

Willow River Area Schools Empty Bowl Event: Saturday, November 18th, 1-5pm, at the Moose Lake Brewery. 244 Lakeshore Drive, Moose Lake.